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'Bewitched' Star David White Faced Terrible Loss When His Only Son Passed Away In Tragic Plane Bombing

Date July 25, 2019 17:12

David White was a well-known and well-loved American actor who became famous after portraying Larry Tate on the 1964’s ABC sitcom Bewitched.

He also appeared in many films, including Mr. Lucky, The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible, Father Knows Best, and more.

'Bewitched' Star David White Faced Terrible Loss When His Only Son Passed Away In Tragic Plane Bombing© Bewitched (1964–1972) / ABC

Most of us know him as Darrin Stephens' strict boss but in real life, White suffered an awful tragedy. His famous character had a son, Jonathan, named after the actor’s real son, who passed away in awful circumstances.

Terrible Loss

David White was married twice in his life. His first wife was a stage actress Mary Welch, who lost her life after complications from her second pregnancy. The couple had one son together, Jonathan.

'Bewitched' Star David White Faced Terrible Loss When His Only Son Passed Away In Tragic Plane Bombing© Bewitched (1964–1972) / ABC

Sadly, he passed away when he was just 33 years old in the plane bombing. Jonathan was on Pan Am flight 103 traveling from Frankfurt to Detroit. The plane was flying over Scotland when it was hit by a bomb.

The horrible incident took the lives of everyone who was on the board. Not even one person among 243 passengers and 16 crew members survived.

Even though David married again and had another child, daughter Alexandra, he always had a giant hole in his heart.

'Bewitched' Star David White Faced Terrible Loss When His Only Son Passed Away In Tragic Plane Bombing© Bewitched (1964–1972) / ABC

White passed away from a heart attack at the age of 74, just 2 years after his son left the earth. Now the two are reunited again, in heaven.